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Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

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Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:08
Classical, Choral, Medieval, Gregorian Chant | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2244, 476 4499

Filia Sion is the first ECM New Series disc devoted entirely to the Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis. From the beginning of its history, Vox Clamantis has focussed on Gregorian chant as the foundation of European music, but has also maintained strong connections to contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür (members of the ensemble previously appeared on Tüür s Oxymoron album, singing his composition Salve Regina ). Their interpretation of medieval music is never purely historical. While always remaining true to the spirit of this repertoire, the approach to the work and the selection of pieces is contemporary, with sound and texture and the blending of voices as a focus. As leader Jaan-Eik Tulve explains, Gregorian chant is monophonic music which remarkably emphasizes the blend of voices.

Emma Kirkby & Gothic Voices - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Reissue) (1982/2010)

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Emma Kirkby & Gothic Voices - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Reissue) (1982/2010)

Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices & Christopher Page - Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather On the Breath of God (Hyperion 30th Anniversary Reissue) (1982/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 167 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:44:07
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Hyperion

Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I 'A feather on the breath of God'.

Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

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Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

Anne Azéma, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 825 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 452 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Medieval, Vocal, Folk | Label: Erato | # 2564 67986-4 | Time: 03:14:08

What these sound recordings attempt to do is to bring you face-to-face — or, perhaps more appropriately, sound to-heart — with actual works of the troubadours and, occasionally, of others in their circle of influence. The task is daunting for so many reasons: songs got written down decades, even centuries, after their dates of creation; only about ten percent of the original melodies survive; and most direct knowledge of how performers worked out their interpretations at the time has been lost. We know nothing whatsoever about the singing style, or about the techniques of instrumental accompaniment that may have been employed. These performances, therefore, of necessity, reflect a confluence of musicological and philological knowledge with performers' instincts and intuitions, as all of these tendencies interacted with each other at a specific moment in history, the late twentieth century.

ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)

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ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)

ensemble nu:n - Maningem Herzen (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:39
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Raumklang

Inspired by Meister Eckhart, who described the “now” (German: Nun) in the mystical sense as a moment in which the past and future merge together, the ensemble gave itself its name nu:n. On this CD, the three musicians delve into the earliest surviving sources of the music, and give it a new sonic guise of our time. From various concerts, we hear wonderful recordings of secular and sacred hymns, eloquent and sensitive texts, and enchanting melodies informed by profound and virtuoso improvisation.

Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

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Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

Stuart Forster, Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir, Christ Church Cambridge, Massachusetts Choir & Michael Murray - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:54
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Affetto Recordings

Hymn singing is fundamental in protestant churches, but not normally the subject of an album released worldwide. The musicianship presented here is singular, sung by two volunteer choirs with power and emotion. The inspired arrangements heard on this recording have developed over decades of working with wonderful choirs and congregations, as well as by singing with, and listening to, many inspired colleagues. Some of the descants were conceived for particular services, while other arrangements grew further for special occasions. Several of the brass arrangements were composed for the ordination and consecration of the Rt. Rev. Alan Gates as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 2014.

Canticum Novum & Emmanuel Bardon - Laudario (Musique au temps de Saint Francois d'Assise) (2019)

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Canticum Novum & Emmanuel Bardon - Laudario (Musique au temps de Saint Francois d'Assise) (2019)

Canticum Novum & Emmanuel Bardon - Laudario (Musique au temps de Saint Francois d'Assise) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:02:09
Classical, Vocal | Label: Ambronay

Canticum Novum sheds new light on the wonderful medieval repertory of Tuscan laude. Taken from the Laudario di Cortona, these popular sacred songs of praise from the time of St Francis of Assisi, overflowing with poetry and sunshine, are transcended by Emmanuel Bardon and his ensemble. Appropriating another culture and playing it through the prism of ones own culture, not to imitate it but to resonate with it: this I show the art project Canticum Novum has been defining its deep self for many years now. Working this way, the musicians forming the ensemble constantly question their own musical identity, the way they play their instruments. They often accept to leave their comfort zone and to relearn how to play, adapting to the repertory to be interpreted and their present colleagues. The idea is not to contort oneself in order to play another repertory but to move towards it.

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Codex Las Huelgas: Music From 13th Century Spain (1993)

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Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Codex Las Huelgas: Music From 13th Century Spain (1993)

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Codex Las Huelgas: Music From 13th Century Spain (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 288 Mb | Total time: 55:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 53 341 | Recorded: 1992

Just how engaging, catchy, lively, and artful can 13th century Spanish music be? Very, as evidenced by this collection of motets, conductus, mass movements, and strophic songs from the legendary manuscript compiled at the 12th-century Cistercian convent at Las Huelgas. This remarkable program, highlighting only a handful of the nearly 200 works contained in the original manuscript, shows not only the beauty and inventiveness of sacred music of this period, but also how colorful and varied it could be.

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Granada 1013-1526 (2016)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Granada 1013-1526 (2016)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Granada 1013-1526 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 474 Mb | Total time: 78:39 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AVSA9915 | Recorded: 2013

Jordi Savall examines 500 years of history in this portrait of a city that symbolises like no other the fruitful, and at the same time, conflictual encounter of the three monotheistic religions. The succession of the Zirid, Almoravid, Almohad and Nasrid dynasties, their relationship with the neighbouring Christian kingdoms and the often precarious situation of the Jews (the first inhabitants of this area) are reflected in this wide musical fresco, in which each culture displays its most advanced refinement.

Les Éléments & Joël Suhubiette - Iberia (2019)

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Les Éléments & Joël Suhubiette - Iberia (2019)

Les Éléments & Joël Suhubiette - Iberia (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:30
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Mirare

Iberia is a musical journey through time across the Iberian peninsula. From the medieval Spain of Alfonso the Wise to that of the Renaissance with Guerrero and Victoria, we are led to the Portugal of Lôbo and Cardoso, masters of the golden age of Portuguese polyphony. The voyage ends with two contemporary creations that continue this tradition, by the Portuguese António Chagas Rosa and the Spaniard Iván Solano.

Oswald von Wolkenstein - Reflektionen - Lutzenberger, Fröhlich, Frederiksen (2013) {deutsche harmonia mundi}

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Oswald von Wolkenstein - Reflektionen - Lutzenberger, Fröhlich, Frederiksen (2013) {deutsche harmonia mundi}

Oswald von Wolkenstein - Reflektionen - Lutzenberger, Fröhlich, Frederiksen (2013) {deutsche harmonia mundi}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 66 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 deutsche harmonia mundi / Sony Music | 8 87654 16182 6
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred

Oswald von Wolkenstein is considered today os one of the most important poet-composers of the Middle Ages. On this CD, three leading interpreters of early music, Lutzenberger/Fröhlich/Frederiksen, forge a link between Wolkenstein's creativity and their own free and uninhibited approach to making music.

Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - La Morte della Ragione (2019)

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Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - La Morte della Ragione (2019)

Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - La Morte della Ragione (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 401 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:13:05
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Giovanni Antonini, flautist and founder of the legendary Italian ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, enjoys musical voyages, the discursiveness of music. He begins with an anonymous 16th century pavane, La Morte della Ragione (The Death of Reason), which he believes refers to In Praise of Folly, in which its author Erasmus distinguishes between two forms of madness: ‘a sweet illusion of the spirit,’ and a negative form, ‘one that the vengeful Furies conjure up from hell…’ This succession of ‘musical pictures’ leads us to the threshold of the baroque era, starting out with the Puzzle Canon by John Dunstable (1390- ca.1453), whose manuscript is an enigma, via the ‘bizarre’ style of Alexander Agricola (1446- ca.1506) and his obsessive, ostinato rhythm – almost an anticipation of minimalist music…to the improvisatory freedom of the Galliard Battaglia de Scheidt (1587-1654), a battle piece involving a great many diminutions or ‘divisions’, a common technique of improvisation in the Renaissance… This grand instrumental musical fresco of time and space is a kind of self-portrait of Giovanni Antonini and his longstanding musical colleagues.

Jordi Savall - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (2016) {Alia Vox AVSA9919}

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Jordi Savall - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (2016) {Alia Vox AVSA9919}

Jordi Savall - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (2016) {Alia Vox AVSA9919}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (prestomusic.com) -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 169 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Alia Vox | AVSA9919
Classical / Medieval / Sacred

Recorded live in Barcelona (Church Santa Maria del Pi) November 25th, 2013. Jordi Savall had every historical, geographical and emotional reason to pay a well deserved tribute to one of the most famous manuscripts of ancient music. The 'Llibre Vermell de Montserrat' is a collection of devotional texts containing late medieval songs and dances. The 14th-century manuscript was compiled in and is still located at the monastery of Montserrat outside Barcelona in Catalonia (Spain). The title describes the red binding in which the collection was placed in the 19th century. The songs were written in Catalan, in Occitan and in Latin for the pilgrims to have something appropriately «chaste and pious» to sing and dance. In this beautiful live recording made at the Santa Maria del Pi church in Barcelona, the colorful succession of songs and dances offers us a pleasant trip to the heart of the medieval music.

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)

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Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:27:04 | 875 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: AliaVox | Catalog: AVSA9930

Ibn Battuta, dubbed the traveler of Islam, was a Moroccan scholar who at the age of 21 began a series of travels that eventually covered all of the Muslim world and several lands beyond. He traversed the Middle East, making the pilgrimage to Mecca and seeing the other great capitals of the region; traveled to what was then El Andalus in Spain and along the Mediterranean coast; recorded the glories of the Byzantine empire in its later stages; traveled to India, where he was appointed the Sultan's ambassador to China and described that culture as well…

John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump - Conductus, Vol.2: Music & Poetry from 13th-century France (2013)

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John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump - Conductus, Vol.2: Music & Poetry from 13th-century France (2013)

Conductus, Vol.2 - Music & Poetry from 13th-century France (2013)
John Potter - Christopher O'Gorman - Rogers Covey-Crump

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67998 | Time: 01:10:43

Hyperion presents a second volume of music from the Conductus repertory - the least-known genre of medieval music - performed by tenors John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump, three singers who combine expert knowledge of the music with voices of unearthly beauty. This album contains poems set to music from thirteenth-century England and France. The subjects range from straightforward exhortations to the Virgin Mary to criticisms of the Papal Curia and a depiction of the student riots in Orleans in 1236.

Ensemble Unicorn - Cantores et Spileri, Musik am Hof der Grafen von Tirol, 1220-1420 (2003) {Schloss Tirol}

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Ensemble Unicorn - Cantores et Spileri, Musik am Hof der Grafen von Tirol, 1220-1420 (2003) {Schloss Tirol}

Ensemble Unicorn - Cantores et Spileri, Musik am Hof der Grafen von Tirol, 1220-1420 (2003) {Schloss Tirol}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 334 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Schloss Tirol | [none]
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Period Instruments

Ensemble Unicorn is a popular chamber group devoted to the performance of Medieval and early Renaissance music on period instruments. The ensemble consists of five players, though often one or several guest performers, especially singers, will augment their number to accommodate demands of certain repertory. Repertory is, of course, one of the key aspects of the group, another is the instrumentation used in performance. Early or Medieval versions of recorders, harp, and fiddle are used, along with hurdy-gurdy, keyed fiddle, ud, rebec, various ancient flutes, and an array of percussion instruments.